Sports Medicine Fellowship Faculty
Nathan Cardoos, MD, CAQSM, RMSK
Dr. Cardoos is an assistant professor in family medicine and primary care sports medicine. He serves as both the director of the Boston University Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship and the medical director of the Ryan Center for Sports Medicine. Nathan completed his undergraduate degree at Williams College and then attended medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. In medical school, he was elected by his peers to the Gold Humanism Honor Society, an organization that recognizes humanistic patient care and leadership in medicine. He completed residency at the Tufts University Family Medicine Residency Program at Cambridge Health Alliance, where he received awards for his dedication to patient care and for teaching. He then completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship at the University of Massachusetts. Nathan joined the Department of Family Medicine at BMC in August 2015 and initially worked as a primary care provider in addition to his sports medicine practice until being named fellowship director. At the Ryan Center for Sports Medicine, he provides care to sports medicine patients and has special interests in sports ultrasound and concussion. Using ultrasound guidance, he performs procedures such as corticosteroid injections, viscosupplementation, platelet rich plasma therapy, tenotomy/needle fenestration, aspiration and barbotage. He also performs extracorporeal shockwave therapy/EPAT. Nathan serves as a team physician for Boston University. He is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and serves on the education and fellowship committees.
Christopher Ma, MD, CAQSM
Associate Fellowship Director
Dr. Ma is an assistant professor in primary care sports medicine. He received his bachelors in biomedical engineering at Syracuse University. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. He completed a general surgery internship at Temple University Health System and family medicine residency training at University of Vermont Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Boston University where he joined the faculty in January 2020. He currently sees patients at the Ryan Center for Sports Medicine and Winthrop Neighborhood Health. He is also a team physician for Boston University. Clinical interests include non-operative fracture management, tendon pathology, injection therapy (corticosteroid, viscosupplementation, and platelet rich plasma), and procedures such as tenotomy/needle fenestration, aspiration and barbotage. He also performs extracorporeal shockwave therapy/EPAT. Research interests include shoulder and knee biomechanics, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and regenerative medicine and orthobiologics for musculoskeletal pathology.
Heli Naik, DO, CAQSM
Dr. Naik is an assistant professor in family medicine and primary care sports medicine. She received her bachelors in kinesiology at McMaster University. She attended Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, followed by family medicine residency training and Cleveland Clinic Akron General. She then went on to complete her primary care sports medicine fellowship at WellSpan Health in York, Pennsylvania. She joined the faculty at Boston University in October 2021. She currently sees patients at the Ryan Center as well as Boston University student health services and the athletic training room. She is a team physician for Boston University. Her clinical interests include non-operative fracture management, tendon pathology, injection therapy (corticosteroid, viscosupplementation, and platelet rich plasma), and procedures such as tenotomy/needle fenestration, aspiration and barbotage. She also has a passion for osteopathic manipulation.
Christian Rose, MD, CAQSM
Dr. Rose is an assistant professor in family medicine and primary care sports medicine. Christian received dual bachelor's degrees in biology and psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. He completed residency in family medicine at Boston Medical Center and his fellowship in primary care sports medicine at the University of Massachusetts. Christian joined the Department of Family Medicine at BMC in September 2021 and splits his time between sports medicine and primary care. He currently provides sports medicine care for Melnea Cass Family Medicine and for the Manet Community Health Center network. In addition, he serves as a team physician for Boston University and recently transitioned into the role of Sports Medicine Interest Group Advisor for the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. He has a particular interest in ultrasound guided diagnostics (both office-based and in sideline coverage) as well as procedures including injections, barbotage, and tenotomies.
Arturo J. Aguilar, MD, CAQSM
Dr. Aguilar serves as the Director of Sports Medicine at Boston University. Arturo completed his undergraduate degree at University of Arizona where he graduated Cum Laude and then attended medical school at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. In medical school he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and graduated with a High Honors Graduate Award. He completed residency at New Hampshire Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency and received the Resident of the Year award from the New Hampshire Academy of Family Physicians upon graduation. He then completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship at Boston University. After graduation from sports medicine fellowship in 2010 he remained on as faculty teaching in his fellowship before traveling and working overseas in rural New Zealand, Tonga, and the Dominican Republic in a medical mission capacity. He currently remains interested and active in overseas medical mission projects. At Boston University Arturo provides care to the varsity and club athletes and serves as Medical Director of the Athletic Training Residency programs in Neurotrauma & Spine and Orthopedics & Diagnostics. Arturo has special interest in ultrasound guided musculoskeletal procedures and diagnostics, viscosupplementation, platelet rich plasma therapy, and non surgical fracture management. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine serving on the International/Inter-Organizational Relations Committee and the Practice and Policy Committee. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine with a CAQ in Sports Medicine.
Douglas W. Comeau, DO, CAQSM, FAAFP
Clinical Associate Professor
Dr. Doug Comeau is a clinical associate professor in family medicine and serves as the director of Boston College University Health Services and Primary Care Sports Medicine. He serves as the head primary care team physician for Boston College. He is the former director of the fellowship program from 2013 to 2020. He attended medical school at UNECOM in Biddeford, ME and completed his family medicine residency at Tufts University, where he was administrative chief resident during his third year. He then completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship at Wake Forest University. He joined the family medicine department at BMC in July 2007. His special interests include osteopathic manipulation, concussion management and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Comeau currently serves as co-director of the cases sub-committee for the AMSSM Education Committee and Massachusetts state representative for the AMSSM Policy and Practice Committee. Dr. Comeau is an avid Boston sports fan and also enjoys golf. He currently resides in Melrose with his wife, Rainelle, and daughters, Charlotte and Natalie.